Wyatt v. City of Chico Police et al

Filing 36

ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Edmund F. Brennan on 1/31/2008 ORDERING the Clerk to mail 1 USM form and a copy of the pleading filed 3/19/2007 to be completed and returned w/in 90 days.(Matson, R)

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(PC) Wyatt v. City of Chico Police et al Doc. 36 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 vs. CITY OF CHICO POLICE DEPT., et al., Defendants. / Plaintiff is a prisoner without counsel seeking relief for alleged civil rights violations. See 42 U.S.C. 1983. On November 20, 2007, the court screened plaintiff's complaint and found that it stated cognizable claims against defendants Lara, Winnings, Palmer, and Gama. On December 13, 2007, plaintiff submitted the documents necessary for service against Lara, Winnings, and Palmer, but not for Gama. On December 17, 2007, plaintiff filed a letter stating that he has had difficulty obtaining an address for service on defendant Gama. Good cause appearing, plaintiff is granted a period of 90 days in which to obtain information about where this defendant may be served with process and to file documents for service with the court. Plaintiff may seek such information through discovery, the California Public Records Act, California Government Code 6250, et seq., or any other means available but must proceed with haste because Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(m) requires an action be dismissed as to a VICTOR WYATT, Plaintiff, No. CIV S-05-2025 LKK EFB P IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA ORDER Dockets.Justia.com 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 defendant not served within 120 days after filing the complaint unless the time is enlarged based upon a demonstration of good cause. If plaintiff's access to the required information is denied or unreasonably delayed, plaintiff may seek judicial intervention. Accordingly, it is ORDERED that: 1. The Clerk of the Court shall mail plaintiff one form USM-285 and a copy of the pleading filed March 19, 2007. 2. Within 90 days from the date this order is served, plaintiff may submit the attached Notice of Submission of Documents with a completed form USM-285 providing instructions for service of process upon defendant Gama and one copy of the pleading provided to plaintiff. 3. Failure to provide new instructions for service of process upon defendant Gama within the time allowed or show good cause for such failure will result in a recommendation that this action be dismissed as to that defendant. Dated: January 31, 2008. 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 3 Plaintiff DATED: order filed One vs. CITY OF CHICO POLICE DEPT., et al., Defendants. / NOTICE OF SUBMISSION OF DOCUMENTS VICTOR WYATT, Plaintiff, No. CIV S-05-2025 LKK EFB P IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA Plaintiff hereby submits the following documents in compliance with the court's . completed summons completed USM-285 forms copies of the Complaint/Amended Complaint

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